Update from Florida PTA: All Children are Our Children

The following was shared by Cindy Gerhardt, President of Florida PTA. Resilience.  That is our word for this year.  We are showing the capacity to not only recover quickly from the damage and chaos that Hurricane Irma brought to our communities, but we are being propelled back into the role of caregiver and advocate.  Only 10 days after Irma made landfall, … [Read More...]

Cultivating Online Safety with Proactive Parents and Schools

The internet can be a wonderful tool to learn and explore new concepts, as well as a way to connect with people and cultures far away. However, we also know that the internet can be a serious source of distraction and danger, especially for its youngest users. These risks are why setting boundaries and encouraging balance for online use is so important. Parents … [Read More...]

Support Families and School Communities in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands

Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands are facing an unprecedented crisis. The islands were heavily damaged by Hurricane Irma, and before they had a chance to recover, Hurricane Maria hit and devastated any remaining structures and supports. Families and school communities in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands need our support now more than ever. Hurricane Irma and … [Read More...]

PTA Reflections: Within Reach

PTA Reflections is a national program that sparks students’ imagination, curiosity and participation in the arts! Each PTA partners with their school and community to offer activities, events and awards for families to enjoy. Check out these fun ideas on how to bring Reflections to your community—in school and at home. Reflections at School Reflections will … [Read More...]

Parents Unite to Support America’s Healthiest Schools

When we drop our children off at school, we put great trust in the teachers and staff. Aside from home, kids spend the majority of their time at school, making it one of the most influential places in their most formative years. As parents, we look to schools to support our children in reaching their full academic potential. At Shore Acres Elementary—my sons’ … [Read More...]

Park West Gallery: Art Education Matters

(Sponsored Post) Knowledge is power, and there are few things more powerful than art. Despite art’s connection to human emotion, we at the Park West Gallery understand the art world can be intimidating for those who feel they aren’t “in-the-know,” so we strive to make art accessible for people of all ages by demystifying it. We emphasize the importance of … [Read More...]